University of Utah Webmaster in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/13/2017

Requisition Number PRN14792B

Job Title Webmaster

Working Title Webmaster

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8am-5pm with occasional after-hours and on-call support

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00040 - Info Tech Group (Sch of Bus)

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 50000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Eccles IT Group Webmaster

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, offers eight undergraduate majors, four MBAs, seven other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to nine institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Eccles IT Group supports the mission of the Eccles experience to provide a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


Looking for a talented and motivated WordPress Webmaster to join our team. The Eccles IT Group provides support to all departments and centers within the David Eccles School of Business. In this role, you will ensure that our websites are performing at the highest level, which may require analysis and revision of existing plugins, forms, and/or design attributes, when needed. You will communicate regularly with our in-house marketing and IT teams. Daily duties include deploying web sites, microsites, updating & testing plugins. The Webmaster is also responsible for planning and executing theme design; maintaining and upgrading sites; and performance optimization of hosting environment.

•Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to clearly articulate and present website-related processes, procedures and updates

•Must have solid organizational skills and willingness to think “outside the box” when presenting ideas/concepts

•Will follow best practices for coding technique(s)

•Will work in a fast-paced environment and interact well with our Marketing & IT teams

•Will test, debug and fix existing code as needed

•Must be comfortable working with front end: HTML5, CSS3, UI and JavaScript (jQuery)

•Must have solidPHP5, MySQL,JSON,AJAXand Web Services experience

•Must have a working knowledge ofHTML/CSS, WordPress, Linux, andSQL.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and 2-4 years of experience. Must have a working knowledge ofHTML, JavaScript, andSQL.


•At least 3 years of professional experience as a WordPress/PHPdeveloper

•Expert level experience with WordPress installation, administration, and customization

•Familiar with versioning control systems, specifically Git

•Experience with cross-browser, platform and device testing

•Experience with responsive website design

•Knowledge of basic Linux server administration, CentOs

•Experience with MicrosoftIISuse and administration

•Experience with Google Analytics Platform / Webmaster Tools

•Strong problem-solving skills

•Experience working with third-party APIs

•Forward-thinking approach to website design/technology – remain up-to-date on emerging trends and technologies

•Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) a plus

•Familiarity with Qualtrics & Salesforces a plus

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.